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This Months Top Treats

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dishcloth Swap 2015



Thank you AnnMarie Banas Edwards for this beautiful snowflake shaped dishcloth!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Crochet Stockings


Crochet Winter Dishcloth





Crochet Dish rag for the "Winter Theme" crochet swap. Love the Star stitch it is so pretty and this cotton sparkly yarn I found at Hobby Lobby!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Crochet valentines Snoopy





Finished two Snoopy's today! This one is showing off my heart.

Puffed Crochet Heart 2

My second attempt yesterday at crocheting a heart for my swap project. Third time was the charm and I cannot show you till after the items have been received.

Puffed Crochet Heart


My first attempt at a stuffed heart yesterday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stocking Twist


I found this great idea on Pinterest! It is suppose to look like a sled. I ran out Christmas eve to the local grocery picked up two King size Kit Kat's, a bag of the small Hershey chocolate minis, and a box of candy canes! Use a Cuttlebug tag punch made some tags and with a little shipping tape, holiday bow and fun ribbon I had this completed in a matter of minutes! It was a nice change than going over board on the pocket buying bags and bags of stuff to put in stocking.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gift Wrap Ideas 2014

This year I had a few ideas for wrapping gifts and trying to make the holidays a little more special!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Thank You Regina!



"Do you want to build a snowman?"...This handmade card by Regina Cooper is adorable! I just love her coloring and creativity! She also does orders if anyone needs Valentines or any other holiday card! This card was mailed in a special packaging I knew when I opened the envelope this card was going to be something special!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thank You Marybeth!


What a wonderful handmade card by Marybeth Gregor Love the way the Snowflake opens up to the sentiment! So very beautiful!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday cards Received


Besides sparkly holiday lights and festive music, my favorite thing about the holidays is the mail and cards I receive! So far this year I have been blessed with great friends and family who have not forgotten to let me know that I am in their thoughts. May all of you have this same inner joy and happiness from someone who thinks and cares for you. :) Have a wonderful holiday season.

 Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tiny little Elephant


Last night I decided to whip up this little fellow! Isn't it so cute!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Crochet Swap Recieved

Received these adorable creations from my two swap partners in my crochet group! They will be a special addition to my holiday decor this year!



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Spread Cheer with Handmade Cards


I had a few more children on my list to send cards to this year some of which are having health issues and this may very well be their last Christmas.



 This season I wanted to give to others so I joined a group on Facebook called Show Them We Care and I have really been trying to do all I can which right now consists of just being able to send a handmade card. 


I hope in the future to be able to help others with more needy families during the holidays especially.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cards For Children


It has been a very crafty and productive day today. I have quite a few crochet projects going at once or on my to do list but needed to finish some cards for a group request. I joined a Facebook group called Show Them You Care. In that group a teacher posted asking for cards for her 13 children in her class. Being the handmade card maker I am and wanting to use up more of my old scrap supplies I decided to whip up some cards with holiday erasers attached for the children. I hope they like them!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sully with black braids

The latest version of the Sully hat made for the daughter of a pen friend for her birthday! She received it today and she loves it!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Crochet Teen/Adult Sully Hat


Here it is, my first ever Teen/Adult Sully inspired hat. I had a little trouble getting going on this project as the pattern for the hat I found online in 6-12 months did not have directions for a larger size. I am a beginner at this and do not know the first thing about enlarging a pattern, so I had to do a little research to find myself a pattern in the size I needed for a crochet order. It worked out perfectly! 

The pattern I used for the hat is located here

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Crochet Holiday Stocking


I spent yesterday and a little time this morning making this adorable holiday stocking. It is unfinished at the moment but I could not wait to share. I plan on crocheting a tab to hang it from and adding a silver letter for the name of whomever I give this to. :) 

I found the pattern for this stocking here!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crochet Minion Hat Toddler/Child




 Here is another one! This one I made today and it is a Toddler/Childs size! 

If you are interested in this pattern here is a link!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Crochet Mosnters Inc. - Sully


I had three projects started and ran out of my yarn for all three so I decided to look through my yarn stash after crocheting a minion hat and noticed I had colors to make a Sully inspired hat as well. So here it is my first ever Sully Inspired hat.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Crochet Minion Hat


Here it is my 1st ever character hat! It is made for a size 6-12 months and is supposed to be a minion! I think it turned out really cute! 



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Celebrate National Cat Day!












October 29, 2014 is

National Cat Day

Today is National Cat Day! “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” Charles Dickens once mused. Cats are one of the most beloved human companions of all time. They were first domesticated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent as early as 12,000 years ago. When humans relied on hunting as their main source of food, dogs were most useful – but when the first agricultural societies emerged, cats became invaluable. Domesticated cats became responsible for keeping grain stores free of mice and other rodents. Today, cats can be found in 34% of American households, making them the most popular house pet in the United States.
Pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige established National Cat Day in 2005. In honor of the occasion, celebrate cats and the unconditional love and companionship they give to their owners. If you don't own a cat, volunteer at your local animal shelter or make a donation. It’s the purrrrfect way to show you care!





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Unfinished Chain Loop Cowl






First attempt at this beautiful Chain Loop Cowl. I need a large button for that button hole but so far this is what it looks like! I had started it for a friend who requested a scarf from me. She has yet to find out that I thought of her when making this, so when I finally get that button and complete it I will see if she likes it!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Red Hat Ladies themed handbag


I joined a Mystery Crochet a long a few weeks back and once I finished the project, I had a request for another handbag in Red Hat Ladies colors from a new Pen Pal friend. I like new challenges, so I whipped up another bag not really liking the colors throughout the project until I finished, and then I took a second look and thought it really turned out well! She loves it from the photos just wait till she receives it! It looks even better in person! 

You can fine the pattern here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Redskinds Hat & Scarf



A crafty friend requested a Redskins colored hat and scarf. I whipped these up leaving room on the scarf for her to add a patch at the ends. 

Do you want to make a Houndstooth hat click here for pattern!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Stationary Set 4






Here is another Halloween set I whipped up this week. Both of these cards were in the same set of 4.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thank You, Kim!



Another delightful surprise I found in the mailbox today was this beautiful postcard of a Bull Moose from my new pen pal Kim. Isn't he majestic! I just love Happy Mail!